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Mehlville looks at how to return to school during a pandemic, possibly with rolling closures

Mehlville looks at how to return to school during a pandemic, possibly with rolling closures

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2020

Online-only update: Since this article was published, Mehlville announced a new virtual school option, Mehlville@Home. Read more here.  As the start of school looms in August, the Mehlville School District is considering three different options about what the return to the classroom might look like...

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2020

A socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive will take place Wednesday in Oakville, organized by an Oakville High School student. The drive, organized by Thomas Schartner, a 2020 OHS graduate and son of Mehlville Board of Education President Kevin Schartner, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ju...

Mehlville School District is providing food to students in June through Operation Food Search

A Mehlville School District employee hands out emergency food boxes from Operation Food Search to students receiving grab-and-go meals while students are out of school during the pandemic.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

Children 18 and under living in the Mehlville School District will be provided with additional meals through the month of June thanks to Operation Food Search, which will be providing food boxes for pickup alongside Mehlville’s grab-and-go meals. The food boxes are paid for by St. Louis County’...

Mehlville summer school looks different; registration still open for July

Students in the Summer Acceleration program held in June 2017 at Blades Elementary in Oakville learn how to make slime.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2020

Summer school looks a bit different this year to Mehlville School District students enrolled in the 2020 session, as continued social distancing efforts to mitigate the spread COVID-19 has forced classes online. Students in first through 12th grades have the option of completing a virtual summer ses...

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2020

Restaurants in the St. Louis region were given blessings by regional leaders to reopen their dining rooms May 18, two weeks after Gov. Mike Parson eased shelter-in-place requirements across the state.  Under the guidelines outlined by both St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Lyda K...

In Sunset Hills, Friedmann defeats Krueger

Cathy Friedmann, left, defeated Kurt Krueger, right, in last Tuesday's elections to become Sunset Hill's Ward 3 alderman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

Sunset Hills will soon have a new Ward 3 alderman after political newcomer Cathy Friedmann defeated incumbent Kurt Krueger in the June 2 municipal election that had been postponed from April. Friedmann defeated Krueger 310 votes to 232, or 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent, to take the Ward 3 seat. Ward 1...

Pretto, Hassler, Wolman elected in Mehlville

Left to right: Peggy Hassler, Stacey Kenner, Jean Pretto, Richard Vagen and Jeff Wolman

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education will have a new face at its next meeting after newcomer Jeff Wolman and incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto won in a five-way race for three open school board seats June 2. Oakville resident Wolman will replace board member Samantha Stormer, who did not seek a thi...

Fribis wins re-election over Stephens, but says she’s glad a long, ‘vicious’ race is over

John Stephens, left, and Pat Fribis, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2020

Sunset Hills will remain under the guidance of Mayor Pat Fribis after the two-term incumbent won her re-election bid against political newcomer John Stephens last week, following a long-drawn-out race that was delayed due to COVID-19. Fribis collected 1,117 votes, or 55.82 percent, to defeat Stephe...

Tapawingo threatens to sue to stop city survey

This aerial shot from Google Maps shows some of the streets of Tapawingo, around Tapawingo National Golf Club.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 28, 2020

Attorneys for the Manors at Tapawingo subdivision have threatened to take the city to court if aldermen send out a survey seeking residents’ views on taking over the subdivision’s private streets. The idea of the city taking over the streets has been an issue off and on for a decade, but tensio...

Election tension running high in Sunset Hills

Billy Busch, center, with incoming Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler at a Super Bowl party, in a picture posted to Fribis' Facebook page for her mayoral candidacy in 2016.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2020

With general municipal elections looming next week, tensions among Sunset Hills officials were on display at what was supposed to have been the board’s last meeting before the originally scheduled April election. For breaking news including an ethics complaint made by Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn a...

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